problems installing ambari on RHEL5.1

SUBJECT: problems installing ambari on RHEL5.1

Hopefully this the right place for ambari install issues.

I am trying to install on RHEL5.1 and having problems with pre-requitites. When configuring NodeJs I get errors on the version of glibc.

I am stuck at this point and my research says that glibc cannot be upgraded from the version that came with the RHEL5.1

Has anyone tried to install ambari on this old RH OS?

If a libc.so.6 link exists pointing to a earlier libc.so.5 then I get this error.
root@sa-dev-01 ~# /root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/npm
/root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/node: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.9' not found (required by /root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/node)
/root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/node: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.6' not found (required by /root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/node)
/root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/node: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' not found (required by /root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/node)

If the link does not exist then this is the error
root@sa-dev-01 ~# /root/node-v0.8.21-linux-x64/bin/npm
/bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
root@sa-dev-01 ~#

yum says we are up-to-date on this library for this OS.

Thanks in advance.
Warren